Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Some great extensions to consider if you use Chrome.
Read on for five essential tips for protecting and backing up your Gmail account.....
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Spaaze is a free online sticky note service that offers some handy functions for teachers and students. Spaaze allows you to write notes, edit notes and reorder your notes. Your notes can be simple text notes or you can create notes that contain videos, images, or links.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. Why not get these tools out in plain sight and use them for good and not evil?
Here are some easy to use strategies to use cell phones in the classrooms.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
I have a confession to make, I struggle to keep up with my email inbox. That is why earlier this week when an email appeared from Hardy Leung I didn't give it the attention I should have. Hardy Leung, as TechCrunch reported this morning, has released a new word cloud generation tool called Tagxedo..........
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
iPads. Interactive Whiteboards. Netbooks. Video games. Although educational technologies are being implemented more and more in classrooms across the country, we don't often stop and ask students - or their parents - what they think their technology needs are. But the newly-released Speak Up 2010 survey has done just that.
The project surveyed almost 300,000 students (along with 43,000 parents, 35,000 teachers, 2000 librarians and 3500 administrators) from over 6500 private and public schools last fall about how they're using - and how they want to be using - technology for learning.
The results are pretty fascinating, as they show great adoption of technology among even very young students, but lingering resistance on the part of school administrators to sanction some of those tools into the classroom.
The two major obstacles that students say they face at school: filters that stop them from accessing the websites they need for homework and bans on using their own mobile devices (namely cellphones) at school.